Saturday, June 7, 2014

LUPITA NYONGO IS 'AMERICANAH'! MICHAEL GAMBON LEADS THE CAST IN J.K. ROWLING'S 'THE CASUAL VACANCY' ADAPTATION! LOVELY NICHOLAS SPARKS THE BEST OF ME' TRAILER WITH JAMES MARSDEN

LUPITA NYONG'O TO
PRODUCE & STAR IN 'AMERI- CANAH'
Beside scoring a gig in new STAR WARS, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o will also star in AMERICANAH, a movie adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (also wrote HALF OF A YELLOW SUN) bestselling novel which she will also produce with Brad Pitt. Named one of the ten best books of the 2013 by 'The New York Times', the novel tells the epic love story of young Nigerians, Ifemelu and Obinze - a romance that spans continents, visas, phone cards, and breakups, while exploring the cruelties and the humour of both the modern immigrant experience and the difficulty of finding your way home. Lupita is also scheduled to lend her voice in the new big screen version of THE JUNGLE BOOK!

MICHAEL GAMBON LEADS
BBC & HBO ADAPTATION OF J.K. ROWLING'S 'CASUAL VACANCY'
BBC and HBO have revealed the lineup of actors which will appear in their small screen three episode adaptation of J.K. Rowling's popular novel THE CASUAL VACANCY which centres on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty fa├žade, however, is a town at war: rich vs. poor, teenagers vs. parents, wives vs. husbands, teachers vs. pupils. Michael Gambon (already starred in Rowling's HARRY PLOPPER) will play the lead role of Howard Mollison, owner of the Pagford delicatessen; Monica Dolan plays Tess Wall, Julia McKenzie (MISS PARPLE) plays Howard’s wife, Rufus Jones plays Howard’s son, Miles Mollison, Keeley Hawes (also known as Matthew MacFadyen's wife) plays Miles’ wife, while Rorry Kinnear plays Barry Fairbrother. The shooting begins next month.

'THE BEST OF ME' TRAILER
 JAMES MARSDEN IN NICHOLAS SPARKS GORGEOUS LOVE STORY
Gorgeous trailer comes today from the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel: THE BEST OF ME, in cinemas this October, tells the story of Dawson (James Marsden and Luke Bracey) and Amanda (Michelle Monaghan and Liana Liberato), two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they've never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

29 comments:

  1. Wow, Best of Me looks pretty intense.
    I haven't read Casual Vacancy. Have you?

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    1. I don't do Rowling, dear :) But I do adore Sparks and all of his movies... I like the hope and love he stands for

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  2. I'm not big into romance movies or mushy stuff.

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    1. 'tis my fave genre after historical and sf ones

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    2. I don't mind a little mush, especially if food is part of the theme of the movie.

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  3. Ooh, I love that dress on Lupita. She is so gorgeous.

    And I know people in real life who met again after twenty years and fell in love for a second time. The power of Facebook. :)

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    1. I thought she would be a new fashion icon, given the first two or three gowns she wore at red carpets, but then something happened to her and now she is the worst dressed. It was difficult finding this one nice dress on her :)

      That is lovely! Facebook has its good sides too :)

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  4. everyone is talking about this star wars thing... what is this thing called star wars?

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    1. I've no idea whatsoever.... is it something with space frogs and intergalactic maniacs with breathing problems?

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  5. Stories by Nicholas Sparks are always heartbreaking, but extremely well written and hard to put down. The movie looks like it will be good too.

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    1. agreed, he is a true gem with his heartwarming and humane stories, especially in today's world which feeds on darkness and morbidity

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  6. I enjoyed THE CASUAL VACANCY so I guess I shall enjoy the adaptation too.

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  7. I really like The Casual Vacancy. I know it didn't get great reviews, and it did take me a bit to actually start to get into the book, but it was one that I thought about long after the book was over. I wanted to hate the main character so bad, but in the end, I loved her, even though I should have still hated her. That book made me think about how society treats the less desirable people without knowing their story. Never judge a book by its cover...

    Now, Nicholas Sparks. I have been such a fan of his work for many years, even though sometimes I want to hurl the book out the window once I am done with it. The Best of Me really pissed me off in the end. Makes me wonder why he wants to make such sad endings all the time, but at least this one was still kind of happy. They usually do a great job with the movie adaptations, so I can't wait to see it on the screen.

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    1. that is so very true that society treats badly the less desirable people without knowing their story... in today's hectic world we rarely take a break to think about other people's stories.

      You mean they don't end up together in the end? What the what?

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    2. They kind of end up together in the end. Guess you'll just have to wait and see :)

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    3. hopefully they end up together alive....

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  8. Lupita is gorgeous, and it looks as if she's quite an actress as well.
    Did you mean Miss. Marple for Julia McKenzie? We're related, so I know about her. Just kidding.

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    1. yep, lovely Julia Mckenzie... she is always so amazing in BBC programmes! Adored her, Judi and Imelda in CRANFORD!

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  9. Funny how they got Dumbledore for it.

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    1. I knew you were gonna say that, Adam......

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  10. The Casual Vacancy sounds interesting. Not a fan of the Potter series Dezzie?

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    1. just can't stand the horrid young actors in it....

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  11. Yay Casual Vacancy got picked up! The Best of Me sounds like the next Note Book - ish.

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    1. Yep, it is being turned into BBC mini series

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  12. Not heard of the Rowling series or the book of it??? Sounds ok-ish......I think?

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    1. I think she released the book a year or two ago... under a secret name....

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  13. I'm a fan of romantic movies so definitely, The Best of Me is going to be on my list.

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